Parts of the guitar

In this article we will discuss the parts that make up the guitar, their names, and their purposes.

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Head
The head of the guitar is used to hold one end of the strings.

Tuners
On the head are plastic/metal knobs. The strings are attached to them at one end. When you turn them, they wrap the string either tighter or looser, thus tuning the string, hence the name tuners.

Nut
The nut is a plastic strip at the end of the head. The nut has six slits where the strings go, and is used to lift the strings higher than the neck.

Neck
The neck of the guitar is the entire lenght of wood where the strings run through.

Frets
Frets are metal strips attached to the neck and used to divide the neck. Frets are also the spaces of wood above the metal fret strip.

Fingerboard
On top of the neck there is an additional piece of flat wood that is meant to be pressed on with our fingers. The fingerboard extends farther than the neck, into the body of the guitar.

Body
The body of the guitar is the entire lower part of the guitar. It has many different parts on it.

Sound Hole
The sound hole is the circular hole cut out from the body of the guitar. When a string is plucked, the sound is built up inside the body of the guitar and released through the sound hole.

Strings
Although technically not a part of the guitar itself, it is an essential component. The strings are used to produce sounds. They are housed on the guitar through the tuners at the head of the guitar and the bridge at the end of the body.

Bridge
The bridge is the other end of the guitar that holds the strings.

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